This formal document of IPCAA now appears in a seventh edition as amended and approved by the IPCAA General Assembly earlier this year. IPCAA has revised these Guidelines to help clarify some areas of congress organisation in view of the regulatory framework experienced by potential congress sponsors from the pharmaceutical industry.
The Guidelines serve to provide organisers with information on various aspects of congresses. Essentially, all activities at medical meetings should be undertaken with regard to relevant regulatory and compliance frameworks currently in force. IPCAA's comments are based on the IFPMA and EFPIA Codes and their latest revisions, but care should always be taken to check national and other relevant applicable codes. If national laws and/or codes are more restrictive they always prevail.
We hope the contents will continue to prove useful to everyone engaged in the organisation of medical congresses.
Kind regards, IPCAA